NIGERIANS living in Cambodia will elect executive members of the Nigerian Community Services Association on Sunday, the group’s president, Gabriel Ken Gadaffi, said in a statement on Monday. Gadaffi, who is also a sports columnist for the Phnom Penh Post, said he expects around 200 Nigerian residents to vote at the Olympic Stadium’s national sports complex. Newly elected officers will hold office until 2012. Gadaffi has been president since the association was established in 2006 “to cater for the welfare” of Nigerians in Cambodia, and serve as a liaison”between Cambodian officials and the Nigerian Embassy in the Philippines, which oversees Nigerian affairs in Cambodia.
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